All About
Teeth Whitening.

Tooth whitening is arguably the most common and least invasive way to change the appearance of a smile. Teeth become stained over time from poor oral hygiene, smoking, food consumption, coffee, tea and red wine. Whitening by Philip’s ZOOM Laser or Take-Home Bleaching Kits both offer good results if done and prepared by a qualified dentist. However, tooth whitening is not a permanent solution, and requires maintenance and repeat treatments for a prolonged effect.


The side effects of teeth whitening are minimal – the soft tissue / gums can be burned during the process if the laser is too strong or the solution is applied too heavily. The gums will appear white and the tissue will eventually peel off over a couple of days.


The Opalescence Take-Home Whitening Kit is perfect for people who want to wear the Opalescence for as little as 30 minutes per day—or even overnight! These are only dispensed by a licensed Dental Professional, Opalescence Take-Home Whitening Kits allow you to get professional Whitening results at your convenience in a safe, effective, and customised way! The Opalescence sticky, viscous formula does not leach from the tray like other bleaching gels, and the sticky gel holds the comfortable tray securely in place.


Opalescence Teeth Whitening Gel contains PF (Potassium Nitrate and Fluoride). Potassium Nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity, making Opalescence one of the most reliable bleaching gels available.


Fluoride has been shown to help decrease sensitivity while strengthening enamel and preventing caries. Together, they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. They contain 20% of water content which is formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse. Opalescence is available in a variety of concentrations, formulations, flavours, and kit configurations to meet all your Whitening needs.


Philip’s ZOOM Whitening is performed in the dental chair, and removes all signs of staining giving you a white smile in as little as 1 hour. ZOOM Whitening is clinically proven to whiten teeth by up to 8 shades in 1 visit.


After applying a Bleaching Gel to the tooth surface, the Dentist will activate a bright light Whitening Gel with an active ingredient of Hydrogen Peroxide being placed onto your teeth to remove the stains / discolouration from stains such as, coffee, tea, red wine and smoking. As the gel is exposed to the laser light, the Hydrogen Peroxide will be broken down, allowing oxygen to enter the tooth and bleaching the discolouration.